Lin-Manuel Miranda's Carpool Karaoke Is Awesome

by Amy Mackelden

In a quite frankly awesome edition of Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show, Lin-Manuel Miranda joined James Corden driving around the streets of New York. Miranda has been a hot topic of conversation recently, amid news that he'll be leaving the Broadway run of his smash-hit musical Hamilton, to pursue a number of other projects. As the composer and star of Hamilton, the 36-year-old is renowned for his incredible voice, and Corden really seemed to relish having a legendary star along for the ride. As a performer himself, Corden understands the demands of performing on Broadway, and Miranda wasn't the only singer he enlisted for the segment. In fact, Miranda's Broadway Carpool Karaoke had some amazing musical guest stars that you'll definitely recognize.

Following karaoke versions of two of the songs from Hamilton , Corden and Miranda stopped to pick up three very special guests, who joined them for the remainder of their journey in the back seat. Scoring an appearance by Hamilton's star was impressive enough, but enlisting three famous Broadway performers as well makes for an unforgettable Carpool Karaoke with the most incredible vocals you'll have heard yet. Joining the pair were Jane Krakowski, Audra McDonald, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. I can't think of a more perfect combination than this.

As seasoned Broadway and TV professionals, it was exciting to see Krakowski, McDonald, Ferguson, and Miranda hanging out, and talking about their experiences as performers. Every time that Corden put a new song on for the group to sing karaoke to, the response was pretty breathtaking, as each of the singers has such a handle on their craft. The group performed three songs together, and musical fans will most definitely feel the urge to sing along.

Collaborating first on Rent's "Seasons of Love," followed by "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" from Jersey Boys, Krakowski, McDonald, and Ferguson really owned the back seat. The chemistry between the performers was totally heartwarming, and it was so nice to see this group of singers united in one place.

Carpool Karaoke finished with an epic rendition"One Day More" from Les Misérables. McDonald and Ferguson took on the roles of star-crossed lovers Cosette and Marius, while Krakowski was Eponine, looking in on their relationship, completely jealous and shut out. Not only was their version of the song hilarious, their vocals were on fleek.

James Corden is hosting the 2016 Tony Awards, at which Hamilton is nominated for 16 awards, and, based on this edition of Carpool Karaoke, it's easy to see why those nominations happened. Now if we could only have Corden and Miranda reunite once more to give us another show at the Tonys like the one we got in this video.

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